How To Use tr.im With Tweetie 2

I prefer tr.im’s URL shortening service to bit.ly’s or any of the other major shorteners and I like to be consistent with the shortening service I use. So I was a bit annoyed when I found that Tweetie 2 does not support tr.im natively, but luckily the app’s developer has included a feature that allows you to add a shortening service that is not supported by default. This is the first time that I have seen an app do this, but I hope to see TweetDeck include something like this in the future.

   1. Open Tweetie 2 and go to the Accounts page;

   2. Click on “Settings” in the lower left-hand corner;

   3. Click on “URL Shortening”;

   4. Choose “Custom…”;

   5. Enter the following text into the box without the quotes: “http://api.tr.im/v1/trim_simple?url=%@”.

If you have a tr.im account you can turn on claim URLs by going to “Account” then “Claim URLs” and shortened URLs will then be associated with your account.

You can find more information about the feature on developer.atebits.com.

Edit: I have updated the guide to make it more streamlined and removed an alternative method to claim URLs which passed passwords in plain text.

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